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Traffic Freakout: Dedicated Bus Lanes on Wilshire

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Wilshire is the most congested artery in the nation, right? So putting dedicated bus lanes during rush hour until the subway is built would make it worse for the cars, right?

Good.

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Let's do it like City Councilman Tom LaBonge said in his recent newsletter: "I do support a dedicated Rapid Bus lane during peak traffic hours along Wilshire to encourage riders… as long as the MTA fixes the roadway they are helping to deteriorate."

Whether to encourage more riders or to move increased amounts of people further, farther and faster, let's do something drastic. Yeah, there is going to be the good and the bad and the effects and the screamers and the praisers just like anything else that happens. So what. Do you want to pussyfoot the solutions that may or may not work until our retirement or find a solution that may or may not work for six-months from now? Call it a 3-month pilot study -- we don't care. Until that Purple Line Subway is moving, be a little reckless.

Everyone is screaming anyway. Doing something a little risky is going to produce what? Screaming.

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